In-state undergraduates at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma won't see an increase in tuition and mandatory fees.
Regents approved OU's bid to implement a flat-rate tuition plan for undergraduate students. Under the plan, students taking 12 or more hours per semester would pay a single flat rate for tuition and mandatory fees. That rate would be based on the current cost for 30 hours per academic year.
During a meeting Wednesday, OU President David Boren said the plan could save OU students and their families thousands of dollars by encouraging them to graduate earlier.
Most degree programs at the university require 120 credit hours to graduate, he said, meaning a student who takes 30 hours per year would be on track to graduate in four years. A student who takes five years to graduate would spend about $13,000 more in tuition, fees and living expenses, Boren said.